When friends don’t mean well.

Great thoughts on unschooling and how some the traditional classroom setting can be detrimental to some children.


Thinking photo credit: Karola Riegler  cc Thinking photo credit: Karola Rieglercc

A major reason why parents often choose to pull their children out of the mainstream education system is because, for whatever reason, their child simply does not fit the school mold.

Our son, J, is one of these children who would wither and fade in a classroom or crowded playground. He is introverted and gets lost in his thoughts. He is always thinking but not always listening. He may not respond when we try to talk to him because he is a million miles away, calculating how many Earths would fit in the sun or figuring out his three times table. He doesn’t cope well in large groups and can’t process too much noise.

Most of our closest friends are quite supportive of our choice to unschool because they know J and can plainly see he flourishes by taking learning on in his own…

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